As announced earlier this week, Xiaomi introduced the Mi 10S in China, shortly after the Mi 11 and Redmi Note 10. This smartphone is more of an updated version of the Xiaomi Mi 10 than a real new model.
By recycling the Mi 10 in this way, Xiaomi offers an excellent technical sheet for its Mi 10S. Thus, the smartphone is equipped with a 6.67-inch Amoled panel with FHD + definition. The refresh rate is 90 Hz, which is still nice for the fluidity of use. For protection, the company says it uses Gorilla Glass 5 on the front. The screen also houses a 20 megapixel punch and a fingerprint reader. Particular attention has been paid to the sound reproduction thanks to the two loudspeakers fruit of a collaboration with Harman Kardon. According to DxOMark, it would be the best smartphone for sound, stealing the spotlight on this point from the Asus ROG Phone 5.
On the back, we find the main 108 Mpx module with Samsung Isocell HMX sensor – let’s hope that it delivers the shots of the Mi 10 range rather than those of the Mi 11. The ultra wide-angle module is 8 Mpx. A macro module and a depth sensor, both of 2 Mpx, are also in the game.
Inside, the Mi 10S packs the Snapdragon 870 5G, a high-end processor announced earlier this year. This American SoC is placed between the Snapdragon 865+ and the Snapdragon 888. It offers better performance than a Snapdragon 865 or 865+, but does not cannibalize the Snapdragon 888. The Snapdragon 870 5G is coupled to 8 or 12 GB of RAM, as well as 128 or 256 GB of internal storage. The 4,780 mAh battery is making a comeback and its charging power is changing a bit. The unit delivers 33 W, wireless charging is performed at 30 W (reverse charge at 10 W).
When it comes to price, Xiaomi is once again playing it aggressive. After a quick gross conversion, the starting price is below 430 €. For the most powerful version, it takes around 490 €. In China, the sale of this Mi 10S will start on March 12, 2021. Unfortunately, there is little chance that this product will land in France. A fate similar to that of the Mi 10i, Mi 10 Ultra and Mi 10 Youth.